Shukar Posted May 5, 2016 Report Share Posted May 5, 2016 That's right folks, I'm back. I took a challenge off, the first I can recall actually taking off a challenge instead of just flaking one since I started these things like 25+ challenges ago (dear lord I've been here a while haven't I?). But, I've used that time to do some reflecting and some refocusing and I'm back, from outer space perhaps?, to start getting back to where I used to be (and beyond). So the bio info. I'm Shukar, I'm a Scout (and a Guild Leader somehow), and I've been here long enough I don't recall how I found the place or any of that anymore. NerdFitness is my home, and the folks here are like family to me. Some of that family I know and talk to often, some of them I've heard of but never really thought much about, but a family. I used to be a good Scout, running regularly and even doing some lifting; I also used to weigh a good deal less than I do now. I was recently back up to almost my heaviest weight and I've been slowly turning things around. Things I've been working on: Getting active again, running a couple times a week, trying to expand my daily streak from just bodyweight squats to some more stuff like some pushups and some handstand work when I can manage it (I have trouble breathing when I'm upside down for a few reasons and I'm trying to work on that a bit). Eating better. I've been far too long eating whatever food I could find to shove in my face. That has included far too much breaded/fried and other junky food, and not enough vegetables. The other annoying feature of my diet has been that for too long now I don't ever really seem to get hungry, instead just eating when it's meal time because it's the time I eat. As a result I kind of just eat whatever I usually eat without much thought into the matter. That's a bad place to be and I'm working on changing those default behaviors to be a bit better (but more on the specifics of that below). Keeping, usefully, productive. I spend a lot of time just sitting around on the couch after work not doing much. To some extent, that's not really a problem. But there's almost always something more productive I can do than just sitting in front of the TV watching shows. Like right now when I'm posting on NerdFitness, or tinkering around with some projects. So how about them goals eh? Move yourself: 6 runs during the challenge. Apart from that, getting in some lifting and possibly some rucking is on my list, but not specifically a goal I'm grading. Eat Better: Working on changing the defaults of my food choices. One aspect of that is that by the end of the challenge I want to have 4 new "default" meals that I can prep from just stuff I keep around the house, that way when I get home from work and don't feel like cooking I can have something easy to deal with instead of grabbing fast food on the way home. The other aspect of this is that my default lunch options are 1) usually fast food that's not great, 2) usually things I'm eating too much of because that's the default. So I need to change that default to smaller portions, and when possible better options. I've been working on that for a while, but I'll have to continue working on it if I want to actually make any progress in the long run. So the measurable there is 3 days a week of making good lunch choices. Productive: Spend at least 3 nights a week working on projects, be they home improvement, cleaning up things on the server, or just tinkering with things. Find puzzles and work on them. Post more: I used to be in the habit of daily posting on my threads. I want to be back there again. So, I will be. Post as many days as I can in this thread, and at least once a week in somebody elses. So there you have it, 4 goals, all of which should be achievable. Just have to do it. Bis Morgen! Quote Scout 30/Ranger 1 (3 skipped) Spoiler "I must not fear. / Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing......Only I will remain." -Litany Against Fear Facebook | Twitter | Runkeeper | Strava Shukar Still Isn't Lion Link to comment
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